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Darjeeling: Darjeeling: Since the days of British India, Darjeeling, with its varied landscape and breathtaking beauty, has been a favourite and affordable tourist destination not only for Bengalis but also for people across the globe.

But all that changed with the revival of violent agitations in support of formation of a separate state of Gorkhaland by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) in 2008. Now, with the inking of a peace accord, the tourism industry in Darjeeling in the northern hills of West Bengal is hoping for the return of the good old days."Tourists want safety and peace. The tourism industry cannot survive under the sword of blockades and strikes. We hope the tourism industry will be back with a bang after this agreement," Samrat Sanyal, president of the Eastern Himalayas Travel and Tour Operators Association (EHTTOA), an apex body of tour operators in eastern and northeastern India, told IANS